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Roof Leak Detection Rotherham
Experienced Roof Inspectors For Commercial Flat Roof Properties

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Experienced local roof inspectors who specialise in flat roof leak detection

Why Is It Important To Identify Flat Roof Leaks Quickly

Your flat roof is vital as it protects the structure and the content of your building from the weather. Flat roofs are more likely to leak than sloped roofs and even a minor leak can very quickly escalate into a major problem if it’s not fixed promptly. Flat roof leaks can lead to multiple water entry points in the area below, which could cause severe damage to your property and the contents. Our leak detection experts will inspect the roof and find the source of any leaks quickly, helping you to avoid expensive repairs or replacements.

Flat roofs can be vulnerable to leaks due to a variety of factors including poor installation, poor maintenance, and exposure to severe weather. Flat roof leaks may be caused by cracked flashing, punctures from falling objects and blocked gutters.

It’s important to remember not all roof leaks can be easily detected without the help of experts with the right tools and experience. Regular professional roof inspections are a good way to ensure that your roof is in good shape and help to detect any potential issues before they have become a major issue.

Our team provides both residential and commercial roof inspection services in Rotherham and throughout the South Yorkshire area, including Sheffield, Barnsley, Doncaster, Chesterfield, Wakefield.

Are you the owner of a flat-roofed building that leaks?

Specialists In Electronic Flat Roof Leak Detection

We are an independent UK flat roof leak detection company, with specialists in third-party electronic leak detection and integrity testing on all types of flat roofs and structural waterproofing membranes.

Our Rotherham roof technicians can test any type of flat roof, both residential and commercial, throughout the South Yorkshire area. They will quickly and accurately locate the entry point using non-destructive flat roof electronic leak detection techniques such as low voltage earth leakage testing, high voltage dielectric electronic integrity testing, differential pressure vacuum testing, thermal imaging and drone surveying. We can conduct leak detection tests and surveys in any weather condition. After your flat-roof survey is completed, you will receive a complete Health and Safety Plan and Risk assessments, as well as Method Statements. These together make up an extensive O&M Manual.

Integrity Testing For New Flat, Green And Blue Roofs

New flat, green and blue roofs must adhere to NHBC Chapter 7.1 Flat Roofs, Terraces and Balconies, as well British Standard 6229: 2018, (Flat Roofs with Continuously Supported Flexible Weatherproof Coverings, Code Of Practice).

It is important to visually inspect and electronically test the waterproofing integrity of roofing membranes before they are overlaid. Any problems should be addressed and the membrane tested again before any further layers are applied, according to NHBC Chapter 7.1.9 (Green Roofs & Propriety Roofs).

Premier Guarantee Structural Warranties go one step further. According to section 7.11.25.2 in the “Roof Coverings –Green Roofing”, section 7.11, waterproof membrane integrity must be verified before any other components can be applied. Testing should be performed by an independent party not connected to the roofing contract.

An inspection of all roof penetrations will be performed and the roof will be surveyed. This will include an evaluation and assessment for any roof penetrations, , terminations, mounts for equipment, roof membrane conditions, parapet wall coping and perimeter flashing.

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We understand that every job is different, and we have the expertise to deal with any type of roof and customer needs. All of our roof surveys are done in compliance with all requirements of major UK warranty providers, British Standards, The Property Care Association and CIRIA.

If you are searching for commercial or residential Rotherham roof leak detection services then please contact us today to get a free quotation.

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It Is Vital To Detect A Leak Quickly For Property Protection.

  • Prevention Of Structural Damage - If not taken care of promptly water leaks can harm your building’s structural integrity. This could lead you to expensive repairs or even a building collapse. Early leak detection will help preserve your building’s structural integrity, and help avoid larger damage.
  • Mould And Mildew Growth Avoidance- If your roof has leaks, mould and mildew can grow, which can be very bad for the health of the people who occupy your building. You can keep your building safe, healthy and free from mould and mildew by finding leaks in the roof early.
  • Repair Costs Can Be Reduced - The longer roof leaks go unnoticed, the more damage that they cause. This will require more expensive and complicated repairs than if it was discovered sooner. By identifying leaks quickly, you can reduce damage and save money.
  • Save On Energy Costs - A roof leak can cause draughts and make it harder to keep your building at a comfortable temperature, which can increase your energy costs. If roof leaks can be detected early it could reduce your energy costs.
  • Reduce Insurance Costs - If your building has a history of water damage, your insurance company may charge you higher premiums. It is possible to keep your insurance premiums down by identifying any leaks early and avoiding damages.

Reduce Your Insurance Costs If your building has a history of water damage, your insurance company may charge you higher premiums. It is possible to keep your insurance premiums down by identifying any leaks early and avoiding damages.

Flat Roof Leaks: Common Symptoms

  • Water stains on the ceiling is one of the best indicators that a flat roof leak is occurring. These stains can appear in the form of discoloured patches, or even water droplets, and could indicate that there is a roof leak. To find the source of the problem, a professional roof inspector is required, as water spots on the ceiling could also be caused other problems such as plumbing leaks.
  • A flat roof leak may be indicated by signs such as peeling wallpaper and paint. The wallpaper or paint may start peeling off the walls when water seeps into the attic and through the ceiling. High humidity and condensation can also lead to this, you should have a professional roof inspector inspect your roof to confirm that there aren’t any leaks.
  • A flat roof leak could be the cause of a musty or mouldy odour. The growth of mould and mildew can occur when water enters the structure, leaving you with a musty odour. This could present a significant health risk, and it must be fixed immediately.
  • Condensation in the roof is another sign that there is a roof leak. When the outside temperature is higher than inside, condensation can build up on the roof’s surface. This indicates a leak. This can also be caused by either inadequate insulation or inadequate ventilation.

Remember that these symptoms can also be caused by other problems, so a professional roof inspection should be carried out to find the exact source of the problem.

If you are searching for commercial or residential Rotherham roof leak detection services then please contact us today to get a free quotation.

Roof Leak Detection FAQs

Does insurance cover flat roofs?

Insurers in most cases will define flat roofs as being pitched at 10 degrees or less. Having a small part of your roof being flat usually is not a problem, but if over 25% of your roof is flat, you may find that most insurers may not be able to offer you any cover at all.

How long does flat roof sealant last?

Summary: roof coating systems last 10-20 years, but once they reach the end of their warranty, they can be recoated and a new warranty begins. The process can be repeated, making roof coating systems a renewable and sustainable roofing system.

Should a flat roof hold any water?

Whilst brief and occasional ponding is acceptable on a flat roof, regular or long-lasting ponding could be an indication that there is an issue with the roof that needs to be addressed.

Should I avoid buying a house with a flat roof?

Flat roofs are considered versatile and simple to maintain, but they can also be costly to repair. They are an energy-efficient alternative to sloped roofs but often come with issues such as a higher risk of leaking and water pooling. Flat roofs often have a shorter lifespan compared to sloped roofs

What is the major disadvantage of using a flat roof?

The biggest drawback of flat roofs is the drainage or lack thereof. Sure, flat roofs do have a slight slope that drains the water, but not nearly as efficiently as a pitched roof. The rainwater tends to remain on the roof and form a puddle, which can lead to possible leaks or material damage

 

 

If you are searching for commercial or residential Rotherham roof leak detection services then please contact us today to get a free quotation.